A view of the 17th hole at Lakes Course at Genoa Lakes Golf Club
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4.3
139 Reviews (139)
5 Stars
69
4 Stars
48
3 Stars
18
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.4
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.2
90.9%
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128 out of 139 reviews
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4.4
39 Reviews (39)
5 Stars
20
4 Stars
14
3 Stars
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2 Stars
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Conditions
4.2
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.7
92.3%
Recommend this course
36 out of 39 reviews
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4.4
42 Reviews (42)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.2
Value
4.5
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.7
92.9%
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39 out of 42 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Style Links
Par 72
Length 7359 yards
Slope 133
Rating 74.0

The Genoa Lakes Golf Club's Lakes Course brings water into Lake Tahoe-Reno golf. It's found on 14 of the 18 hole on the Lakes Course and it's not always nice tame water of staid old country clubs either. Sometimes you'll be shooting over near swamps with tall gnarly grasses poking out of them. That's the Lakes Course.

It's one of the more natural settings in an area known for its nature settings. You'll see cows along the border of the course - and birds will come flying up that you probably can't identify.

Lakes Course is a Peter Jacobsen and John Harbottle III design with rolling fairways, some tight shot openings and good views. It's 7,359 yards of golf with the Carson River and wetlands riding shotgun. It's located in Carson Valley, an often forgotten town, that's right inbetween the big gaming spots of Reno and Lake Tahoe. That makes Genoa Lakes Golf Club a pretty easy course to get to from most of the popular areas in the High Sierras.

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Course Details

Year Built 1993
Golf Season Year round
Architect Peter Jacobsen (1993) John Harbottle III (1993)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Collared shirts, shorts/proper golf slacks to be worn at all times. No denim/sweat pants.

Food & Beverage

Bar

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Nevada (2015 #8)

Reviews

4.3
139 Reviews (139)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 8
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 16
Forced Carries 11
Bunkers 10
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 13
Advanced Golfers 12
Locals 7
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 13

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Genoa Lakes Course

Beautiful day on a beautiful course. Lush green fairways groomed bunkers and nice greens.
Great course and the weather was perfect.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
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Reviews 9
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 12
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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A nice combination of obstacles and openness for golfers of all skill levels to enjoy

We played this course a few years ago and returned given our 5-star experience last time. And given the pandemic, sadly this course was overly busy and every tee time was booked. That said, we completed our round in 4 hours on the nose, were greeted several times by a friendly cart lady that did her best to make it the most enjoyable experience ever, and the flags were in reasonable places on the green. The golf Gods did visit us and added to the excitement by cranking up variable winds on the back 9, without question, 25 to 30 knots! My hat is off to the grounds keeper who did an amazing job keeping the course in top form. Well done to the staff!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 21
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Used cart

Wonderful Course

Genoa Lakes-Lakes course is a great course. While some thought the course was only in fair condition, we found it to be great.
Even the incredibly smoky air (AQI 0f 165) did not deter from a great afternoon.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 21
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Best course in Reno/Carson area

This course is absolutely magnificient!! The layout is great. The setting is not only beautiful but peaceful as well.
We will be back!!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
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Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

greens

I was told that the greens would be plugged 2 weeks after we played. They still had not healed from the last time they were plugged. Many greens were were terrible to put on, especially short puts. Otherwise, the course is great.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

The greens had just been sanded. They normally include range ball but GolfNow customers required to pay.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Hot weather
Used cart

bad greens

Course was in great shape, however the greens had been punched and sanded. Usually not a big problem, but these were horrible, sand was more like small gravel. Not even possible to actually putt. I will have try this course again when the greens are healthy. Could use a marshal as too many foursomes partying more than playing golf.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Genoas Lakes after aerating greens

The greens were not in playable shape. The greens had been aerated and sanded 5 days before, as stated =by the person I checked in with. I wouldn't have known that until I got out on the course had I not asked if any work had been done recently. The sand on the greens was very course, the greens had been dragged but there was still a LOT of sand on top of the grass. That made putting VERY challenging/difficult. Rest of the course was in great shape, although the bunkers were a bit firm.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

A Warning Would have Been Nice

We played Ranch last month and it was nice. The Lake is even better. However, it. would haven nice o know that the greens. Had recently be punched and sanded with very coarse sand.

Other than that enjoyed the course. Watch out for the water .

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Genoa Heaven

Marysville native, first time there. From the clubhouse to the 18th hole absolutely great! Staff was very courteous and informative. Course conditions 10 out of 10!! Tee boxes were solid and not chewed up, fairways smooth, no divots, and the the biggest fringe arson’s the green was fun!! No potholes left from others,. Extremely well kept from box to pin!! Will be back to visit again for sure, highly recommended this course!! Thank for your hospitality!!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course in good condition

First time playing the Lakes course, I played the Ranch course 2 days ago. This course is obviously flatter, more water, and 300 yards shorter (from the blue tees) than the Ranch course. The biggest difference is the quality and condition of the greens. The Lakes course greens were perfect, with consistent conditions for all 18 holes. Both courses are fun to play and offer different challenges. The Lakes course has a larger clubhouse, pro shop, bar, etc. The staff at both places were great!! Have fun.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Solid course

Need to play this course a few times in order to figure out where to hit your tee shot.
Some fairways are blocked by trees and small ponds, but good overall!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Awesome

Wow what a great course. Definitely a must play. I will be back for sure.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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